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Crime New Hampshire shooting: Man barged into a church and wounded bride and bishop

15:05  13 october  2019
15:05  13 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Bishop, bride shot during wedding at NH church, officials say

  Bishop, bride shot during wedding at NH church, officials say A man suspected of shooting two people during a wedding at a New Hampshire church is in custody, according to Pelham police. The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office identified Bishop Stanley Choate, 75, as one of the shooting victims. Officials said the bride, 60-year-old Claire McMullen, was the second shooting victim. Chief Joseph Roark said police received a report at 10:12 a.m. Saturday for an active shooter at New England Pentecostal Ministries, located at 955 Bridge St.When officers arrived at the scene, they found Choate, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper chest, and began rendering medical aid.

Officials said Bishop Stanley Choate, 75, was shot in the chest after the gunman opened fire at New England Pentecostal Ministries in Pelham A bride and the bishop presiding over her wedding were both shot and injured when a gunman walked into the ceremony at a New Hampshire church and

Man and woman shot at church in Pelham in what police say was ‘not a random shooting ’.

A gunman barged into a church in New Hampshire and opened fire, wounding a bride and the bishop before wedding guests tackled him, authorities said. Investigators want to know if the attack is related to another fatal shooting this month.

a yellow school bus parked in front of a truck: Two people were shot when a gunman opened fire during a wedding at New England Pentecostal Ministries in Pelham, New Hampshire on Saturday, October 12, police said.© WCVB Two people were shot when a gunman opened fire during a wedding at New England Pentecostal Ministries in Pelham, New Hampshire on Saturday, October 12, police said.

Dale Holloway, 37, was charged with first-degree assault after he allegedly opened fire at the New England Pentecostal Ministries in Pelham on Saturday.

The shooting left Claire McMullen, 60, hospitalized with arm injuries at a local hospital. The bishop, Stanley Choate, 75, was shot in the chest and hospitalized in serious condition, the state attorney general's office said in a statement.

Alleged gunman in Pelham, N.H., faces additional charges, including attempted murder

  Alleged gunman in Pelham, N.H., faces additional charges, including attempted murder The new charges were announced on a day when stunned family, friends, and churchgoers struggled to make sense of an unfathomable crime: The shooting of a wedding’s bride and minister.Dale Holloway, 37, is also charged with causing bodily injury by means of a deadly weapon, second-degree assault, simple assault, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office said.

The bride and the bishop were injured by gunfire; the groom was injured from an object hitting his head. A 37-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly shooting the bride and presiding bishop at a wedding service in New Hampshire Saturday morning.

New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit is involved in the investigation and the counter-terrorism unit of the New York Police Department said it is “closely monitoring the shooting incident” at the church . Pelham Police Department said that the "incident does not appear to be a random event."

Mark Castiglione, 60, was struck in the head with an object and was treated and released from a local hospital, the release said.

McMullen and Castiglione are the bride and groom, CNN affiliate WHDH reported.

Wedding guests 'gang-tackled him'

A 911 caller reported a man walked into the church and shot at the presiding bishop, the state attorney general's office said.

Officers arrived at the church just after 10 a.m. Saturday, and found wedding guests had subdued the male suspect, Pelham Police Chief Joseph Roark said at a news conference.

"From my understanding, they basically gang-tackled him," he said.

Other wedding guests were treated for minor injuries and nobody was killed, Roark said. A handgun was recovered. Investigators are trying to determine whether the shooting is linked to a previous incident involving the groom's son, Brandon Castiglione, who is accused of second-degree murder in the killing of pastor Luis Garcia this month. Garcia worked at the same church where Saturday's shooting took place, and his body was found at a home in Londonderry on October 1, according to the affiliate.

Wedding shooter may have been avenging late stepfather's murder, authorities say

  Wedding shooter may have been avenging late stepfather's murder, authorities say Brandon Castiglione, the groom's son, was previously charged with second-degree murder in the death of the suspect's stepfather.Dale Holloway, 37, allegedly opened fire at the New England Pentecostal Ministries church in Pelham at around 10 a.m. on Saturday, wounding Bishop Stanley Choate, 75, and bride Claire McMullen, according to the Hampshire Attorney General's Office.

Authorities responded to the New England Pentecostal Church just after 10 a.m. Saturday for reports of a shooting . (Source: WCVB). PELHAM, N . H . (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a wedding ceremony inside a New Hampshire church Saturday, shooting two people including the presiding bishop

The shooter arrived at the church as the wedding with roughly 40 guests was beginning, he said. Neither immediately responded to requests for comment on Saturday. In addition to the Saturday morning wedding, the church in Pelham, northwest of Boston on the Massachusetts- New Hampshire

Police say attack does not appear random

When asked if the shooting was related to Garcia's killing, investigators said they are trying to determine whether there was a connection.

"We are certainly looking into that right now ... whether there is in fact a clear connection between these two events that is something we're trying to put together," said Benjamin Agati, a senior assistant attorney general.

Roark told CNN affiliate WMUR that it does not appear to be a random attack. A memorial service was scheduled to be held for Garcia, 60, at the same venue after the wedding.

"It's just surreal," Donna Maciver told CNN affiliate WCVB. "Luis was shot, and now there's a shooting at his church."

A friend of the bishop injured in the shooting said he's a pillar in the community. "A lot of people in the community look to Bishop Choate for leadership, especially African Americans," Darius Mitchell told WCVB. " You hear him preach and he definitely believes in God and God was looking out for him."

The Pelham Police Department said it had provided active shooter training to members of the church within the past year.

Pelham is 40 miles north of Boston.

Church shooting suspect accused of attacking own lawyer in jail .
A man accused of shooting a pastor in a church in Pelham attacked and seriously injured his lawyer Monday morning, sources told WMUR. Dale Holloway, 37, is accused of attacking his attorney just after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections in Manchester. The attorney was seriously injured, sources said. Holloway faces five charges, including attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, simple assault and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, in connection with an Oct. 12 shooting at New England Pentecostal Ministries in Pelham.Holloway was due in court Tuesday for a bail hearing, but that hearing has been canceled.

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